I have to stress that we don’t know anything for certain yet… but already some news sources in the USA are linking yesterday’s massacre at Virginia tech with anti depressants.
This from Newsday.com:
“Investigators believe Cho at some point had been taking medication for depression. They are examining Cho’s computer for more evidence.”
It’s early days yet and as I said we simply don’t know all the facts yet, but take a look over at SSRI Stories and you’ll see why some people think the link is all too probable.
On her website, Dr Ann Blake Tracy writes today:
“VIRGINIA TECH SHOOTER ON ANTIDEPRESSANTS
As all of you would have expected . . . it would not be long before we found out what the shooter was taking. And it has just been released by the media that he was taking antidepressants and having serious reactions to them that we are used to seeing like starting a fire in his dorm, a long rambling letter describing grievances – a particular dislike for the rich.
We already had several clues of antidepressant-induced automatic behaviors such as REM Sleep Disorder: the time of day being early morning for this incident and the calm demeanor of the shooter. We also have the antidepressant-induced manic behaviors: fire starting, violent and aberrant behavior & rambling letters of complaints. We have antidepressant induced Autisic behaviors of not socializing, being a loner. Stalking. False allegations of abuse. Too many things were beginning to add up especially for all of us who are aware of these reactions that I document in my book.”
I wonder how many more tragedies like this we will have to witness before people start to listen to what we’re saying?